How to install new GTK+ themes?

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How to install new GTK+ themes?

Postby teloce » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:42 pm

Hej guys,

maybe it sounds realy nooby for you, but how can I install new gtk themes? It doesn't where I've to get them, but I searched for some tool to install some but didn't found anything. I also searched the forum but didn't got results beside, that other people where capable of installing them.

Google said to use some "Appearance" tab in the desktop settings. But I didn't found them either....

I use the new release Gloria and havn't changed the system a lot (switched to german language).

Thx, for helping.
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Re: How to install new GTK+ themes?

Postby alan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:45 pm

This is GNOME 3, so things are a bit different. You gotta use the "Advanced Settings" and you will see and option to upload a new Shell Theme there.
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Re: How to install new GTK+ themes?

Postby teloce » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:50 am

I tried that one:

Saved a shell theme from gnome-look.org (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... ent=148398), which is ziped in tar.gz.

Opened adv settingpage and opened "theme". Here's a snapshot from my screen...

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But if I want to add a new shell theme none of the tar.gz files is recognized, even if I unzip the files from the tar.gz.
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Re: How to install new GTK+ themes?

Postby mandog » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:24 pm

The shell themes need to be in zip format
Gtk themes need to be unziped to /usr/share/themes. make sure the theme is compatible with gnome 3.4 the gnomish themes are very polished and work well
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Re: How to install new GTK+ themes?

Postby teloce » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:29 am

Thx, I tried that once with some different themes and it didn't worked - I didn't checked compability.
The ones now are working fine. :)
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